Aston Martin News

  • Aston Martin Vulcan - Image via Aston Martin Cleveland

    Of the 24 Aston Martin Vulcans destined to be built, three are earmarked for the United States. The second of those three cars has now arrived, a beautiful navy blue example. It joins the first car, a burnt orange example, at Aston Martin Cleveland and presumably is available for sale. The orange one is currently listed at a cool $3.4 million. That may seem steep but Vulcan ownership is an extremely exclusive club, given the tiny production run. The 24-car run, the number representing Aston Martin’s participation in 24-hour endurance races, is around half the size of production runs for...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 revealed, limited to 150 units

    Aston Martin’s new hardcore version of the V8 Vantage has been revealed. The car is the Vantage GT8, and it’s to be built in an extremely limited run of just 150 examples. Unfortunately, none are expected to end up in the United States. That’s a shame because the modifications...

  • 1954 Aston Martin DB3S
    Bonhams to auction off rare Aston Martins, including ex-Stirling Moss DB3S

    Next month, the auction house Bonhams will set up shop on the grounds of Aston Martin's old Works factory in Newport Pagnell, England, where a number of the automaker's best-known cars will go under the hammer. Chief among them is a 1954 Aston Martin DB3S, which is estimated to sell for as much as...

  • Cardi's Aston Martin DB9-based Concept 442
    Russian coachbuilder reimagines Aston Martin's DB9

    Aston Martin may no moving on from the DB9, but a Russian coachbuilder hopes to reinvent the two-door as an even more exclusive coupe. Cardi, a Moscow design firm, says its Concept 442, which was first reported on by Abto24, could breathe new life into used DB9s. ALSO SEE: Aston Martin-inspired...

  • Quintessence Yachts AM37
    Aston Martin-inspired luxury yacht ready to hit the water

    If 007 needs to hit the water in the next James Bond movie, don’t be surprised if he does so in the new AM37 from Quintessence Yachts. The company recently enlisted the help of the Aston Martin’s new consulting business to develop a yacht inspired by the historic British sports car...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots

    Here is our latest look at a new hardcore version of Aston Martin’s Vantage equipped with a V-8 engine. It was only last week that we learned Aston Martin was planning a second hardcore version of its Vantage sports car along the lines of last year’s Vantage GT12. We now have spy shots...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS

    Aston Martin is gearing up for an all-new Vantage due next year but the current model has plenty of life left in it. Yesterday we learned that the 2017 V12 Vantage S would be receiving a new 7-speed “dogleg” manual transmission as a no-cost option, though only 100 manual-equipped examples will be coming to the United States. Aston Martin says these 100 cars will be offered as a special edition model. We also learned that a track-focused version of the V8 Vantage dubbed the Vantage GT8 was in the works, though at this point it isn’t clear if the car will be offered locally...

  • 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
    2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gets 7-speed “dogleg” manual

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission. And underlining this commitment, Aston Martin is now offering a manual on its V12 Vantage S. For most markets the manual will be offered as a no-cost option for the 2017 model year...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
    Hardcore Aston Martin Vantage GT8 in the works

    Last year Aston Martin launched a hardcore version of its Vantage sports car closely aligned with the V-12-powered Vantage GT3 race car. It was called the Vantage GT12 and unfortunately was never offered in the United States. ALSO SEE: Third Ferrari theme park confirmed for China A new, completely...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Watch Prodrive build an Aston Martin Vantage GTE racer in 60 seconds

    When it comes to racing, Aston Martin’s weapon of choice is the compact and lightweight Vantage sports car. However, the Vantage that takes to some of the world’s top racing tracks in events like the World Endurance Championship and United Sportscar Championship is very different to the...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Aston Martin already has 1,400 orders for DB11

    It’s only been a few weeks since the reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show but already the company has managed to rack up 1,400 orders—and that’s before full details have even been released. The information was revealed to The Motor Report by Aston...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish
    Aston Martin hints at F1-derived carbon fiber, hybrid tech for new Vanquish

    One of Aston Martin’s key strategies for its Second Century turnaround plan is greater differentiation between its sports cars. CEO Andy Palmer has often joked that the benchmark will be the ability of his 77-year-old mother to easily identity each of the cars. The first of Aston...

  • TVR sports car teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Revival reveal

    Revived British sports car marque TVR will follow in the footsteps of Aston Martin by setting up a new plant in Wales. It was only a month ago that Aston Martin confirmed plans to build a plant in Wales for its upcoming SUV. Now TVR has confirmed similar plans. TVR’s plant will be used for new sports cars and is expected to be operational by 2018. The plant will be located in Ebbw Vale, roughly 40 miles to the north of St Athan, the proposed site of Aston Martin’s new plant. ALSO SEE: 2017 Porsche Panamera spy shots and video Both sites are in the south of Wales, which is emerging...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Project AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin partners with Red Bull F1 team, confirms Adrian Newey-designed hypercar

    Aston Martin has shown the seriousness of its intent to challenge the likes of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] and McLaren Automotive when it comes to building the fastest, most technologically-advanced road cars, by announcing a technical partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Aston Martin CEO...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin starts design and engineering consulting

    Aston Martin today launched an independent consulting service that can help with anything from designing busses to sports cars to luxury yachts. As we learned in our recent interview with Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the new service, dubbed Aston Martin Consulting, is a similar endeavor to Lotus...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Enjoy this driving footage of the Aston Martin DB11: Video

    Aston Martin stunned the world with the reveal of its all-new DB11 during last week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show, though so far we’ve only been able to see the car motionless. That’s no longer the case as Aston Martin has released a video showing the DB11 carving up some great driving...

  • Prince Philip's 1953 Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe
    Prince Philip's Aston Martin to hit the auction block

    Your chance to own a slice of Aston Martin history will happen next month when Prince Philip's 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe goes to auction in the United Kingdom. But the Aston has even more provenance than having been a part of the Royal motor pool. The Duke of Edinburgh was so smitten with...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Aston Martin promises 7 cars in 7 years--and profits

    With a show-stealing launch of the new 2017 DB11 sports car, Aston Martin has finally launched its "Second Century." The plan, to recast the British luxury automaker, took shape after former Nissan executive Andy Palmer was hired to turn around the struggling brand in October 2014. We spoke with...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    Clear your calendar and prepare to spend the next hour building your dream Aston Martin DB11 online. The British sports car manufacturer has released a configurator for its newest model, which is set to replace the long-standing DB9. The DB11 debuted earlier this week at the Geneva Motor Show. While its styling doesn't represent a major departure from the DB9 aside from its unique "roof strake," the difference is in the details and under the hood. The DB11 features a new 12-cylinder engine rated at 600 horsepower, and it boasts a new, lightweight platform said to significantly improve...

  • Richard Mille
    Aston Martin forms partnership with watch brand Richard Mille

    Aston Martin has announced a partnership with Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, famous for its tourbillon-equipped watches such as the sapphire crystal-encased RM 056. Emulating similar partnerships of rivals such as Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], the partnership between Aston Martin and Richard Mille...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Kahn Vengeance is an Aston Martin with added aggression

    The United Kingdom’s Kahn Design has evolved over the years from a company designing wheels to a fully-fledged coachbuilding and engineering outfit that can transform pretty much anything on wheels, from Range Rover Evoques right up to Bugatti Veyrons. Kahn Design’s latest creation is...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 debuts at Geneva Motor Show: Live photos and video

    Aston Martin’s brand renaissance, known as the Second Century Plan, kicked off today at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The new grand tourer is the direct replacement for Aston Martin’s aging DB9 and the first model to be based on the British marque’s...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11 leaked
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 leaked again

    Aston Martin’s long-awaited replacement for the DB9 grand tourer, the 2017 DB11, is set for its world debut tomorrow at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However, photos of the car have leaked online and reveal many of the details. We've seen some leaked shots in the past but now we have new, much...

  • Teaser for 2017 Aston Martin debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 teased in new video

    We’re now just days away from seeing the official reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, however, as is often the case in this day and age photos of the car have already surfaced. Nevertheless, this latest teaser video from Aston Martin highlights the...

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